The Potential Of Robotic Surgery
When a patient hears that surgery is needed, first thoughts often run to the success of the surgery, pain levels, potential complications, and how much healing time without the distraction of work is needed. While anxiety is a part of every surgery, patients can breathe a sigh of relief and minimize clinical risk by choosing robotic-assisted surgery. Choosing robotic surgery for minimally invasive procedures due to advantages such as improving the surgeon’s field of vision and increased mobility via the robot’s hands while reducing surgeon fatigue. Thanks to modern medical advancements and the technology boom of the past 20 years, today’s patients undergo the lowest risk. With robotic-arm-assisted procedures, patients tap into medical and technological advances while enjoying faster recovery time, fewer complications, and minimal scarring.
What robots can do for you
The applications for robotic-arm assisted surgery have crossed into nearly all surgical subspecialties including urology and gynecology. Many surgeons note that robotic-assisted surgery allows for greater precision, flexibility, and control during a procedure, allowing surgeons to efficiently perform delicate or complex procedures that would otherwise be too difficult to complete with traditional approaches.
Shortening the road to recover
Since robotic-assisted surgery procedures are less invasive, patients often enjoy a shorter recovery timeline. By making minimal incisions rather than the standard, more invasive open surgery, patients lose less blood overall and recover faster. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is particularly beneficial for surgeries with no less invasive choice. Procedures such as prostate removal and other complex cancer surgeries benefit from the robot’s flexibility and precision.
No complications? No problem
With conventional open surgery, the risk of infection is consistently a factor when a procedure requires keeping parts of the body exposed for extended periods. Robotic-assisted surgery allows surgeons to complete procedures with tiny incisions, lowering the likelihood of post-op complications.
Human error: a thing of the past
With the robot’s increased precision, doctors can use robotic-arm assisted surgery to complete operations in difficult-to-access areas. Furthermore, the robotic system steadies a surgeon’s hand tremors, boosting patient safety. Combined, the increased precision and lowered risk of human error produce less scarring for the patient.
Robots to correct human error
With robotic-assisted surgery, patients can enjoy peace of mind when preparing for a vitally important procedure. The robotic system allows for a faster recovery time while minimizing the potential for complications and scarring. Instead of worrying about pain levels or the financial impact of time off of work, patients can focus on preparing for a quick and seamless recovery.